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O     Korean
North Korean variant of Oh.
OAK     English
Topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree or in an oak wood, from Middle English oke "oak".
OAKES     English, Irish
English: Topographic name, a plural variant of Oak.... [more]
OAKLAND     English
This surname is derived from Old English āc and land and it, obviously, means "oak land."
OAKLEAF     English (American)
Probably an Americanized (translated) form of Swedish Eklöf.
OAKS     English
English variant spelling of Oakes and Americanized form of Jewish Ochs.
OATES     English
Patronymic from the Middle English personal name Ode (see Ott).
OATIS     English
Altered spelling of Otis, itself a variant of Oates.
OATS     English
Variation of Oates.
OBALDIA     Medieval Basque (Latinized, Archaic)
Obaldia comes from the Proto-Euskera or Proto-Basque (ancient Basque languaje) that is Dovaltia (also known as Dobaldia). Its meaning is pear tree or european wild pear.
OBARA     Japanese
It's written like : 小 (O meaning small) and Bara meaning "Plain". Masakazu Obara's last name is pronounced like this. He is an anime director, he worked on Accel World.
OBAR CHROMBAIDH     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Abercrombie.
OBAR NEITHICH     Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Abernathy.
OBEL     Danish
OBENAUF     German
Surname used to refer to someone who lived 'up there' (on a mountain, hill, etc.).
ÖBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and berg "mountain".
OBERLIN     German, English
From Oberst and the suffix Lynn.... [more]
OBERMOK     Ukrainian
Obermok is most likely an anglicized form of the surname Oberemok.... [more]
OBESUS     American
Means "obese" in Latin.
OBLAK     Slovene, Croatian
Derived from oblak "cloud".
OBOLENSKY     Russian
Indicates familial origin within the village of Obolensk in the Kaluga Oblast, Russia. This was the name of a Russian aristocrat family of the Rurik Dynasty.
OBRADOVIĆ     Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name Obrad, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
OBREGÓN     Spanish
Spanish habitational name from Obregón in Santander province.
OBSCURITE     English
A word which means "darkness" in French language.
Ó BUADÁIN     Irish
Means "descendant of BUADÁN".
OBUĆA     Bosnian
Derived from obuća meaning ''footwear'', denoting someone who made or sold footwear.
OCAÑA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Ó CANANN     Irish
Means "descendant of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
O'CARROLL     Irish/Gaelic (Anglicized, ?)
Originates from the ancient Gaelic name Mac Cearbhaill or O'Cearbhaill, deriving from the word "Cearbh" which means to "Hack". Making it a possible name for a warrior or blacksmith.
Ó CATHARNAIGH     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic Meaning ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’.
Descriptive nickname meaning "big eye".
OCCHIPINTI     Sicilian
Nickname from occhi "eyes" and pinti "painted", denoting someone with dark eyelashes or with flecked or blood-shot eyes.
Ó CEARNAIGH     Irish Gaelic
Meaning ‘descendant of Cearnach’. Compare Kearney.
Ó CÉIRÍN     Irish
Meaning ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s has been added superfluously.
OCHARÁN     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Otxaran.
OCHSNER     German (Swiss)
Means "Oxen Herder" in Swiss. It is pronounced as OCKSNER, and it is just as popular in Switzerland as Smith is in the US.
Ó CIARÁIN     Irish
A byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired.'
Irish Gaelic form of Kirwan.
O'COILL     Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
Meaning, "descendent of Coingheallach."
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
O'COLGAN     Irish
Original form of McColgan, meaning "son of Colga.
OCÓN     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either the eponymous Riojan municipality or the Ocón de Villafranca neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Villafranca Montes de Oca.
Means "Descendant of Connachaín."
Ó CRÓINÍN     Irish
It literally means "little saffron-colored one’s descendant".
OCTOBRE     French
Means "October" in French.
Ó CUILL     Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
ODA     Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (o) "small," 尾 (o) "tail" or 織 (o) "fabric," "material," "cloth" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."... [more]
ODA     Arabic
Means "Several" in Arabic
ODD     English
Variant of Ott.
ODDA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
ODDAI     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDAR     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDE     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, meaning "earthworker".
O'DEA     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be a compound of deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’.
Meaning, "descendent of Deaghaidh."
ØDEGÅRD     Norwegian
Means "deserted farm" in Norwegian. A combination of øde "deserted, empty" and gård "farm, yard".
ODELIN     French
Not to be confused with the similarly spelled ODELÍN, which is Spanish rather than French, though they could have similar origins in name.
ODÉN     Swedish
Likely a locational name derived from place names containing the elements od or oden (see Oden).
ODERASAK     Yoruba (Rare)
It is Yoruba mispronunciation of the the name Oscar. It was a middle name that became a last name.
ODHAM     English
Variant of ODOM, altered by folk etymology as if derived from a place name formed with -ham.
ODIGE     French, African
A Name from french Odige (O.DI Zeouf) zeouf with means egg Zeouf is spelled as ge to shorten the name. This surname means fighter The French has been known to be Lovely and the language of love un-violent... [more]
ÓDINSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of ÓÐINN".
ODLAND     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named Odland, from Old Norse Árland, a compound of á ‘small river’ (or another first element of uncertain origin) + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.
ODOEMENE     Nigerian
Odoemene roots from Nigeria. It has branched onward to America, and multiple other countries. It literally means 'yellow reluctance' in Igbo.
ODOM     English
Medieval nickname for someone who had climbed the social ladder by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English aðum).
Irish form of Donnellan.
O'DONOGHUE     Irish
Anglicised form of Ó Donnchadha (see Donoghue)
O'DRISCOLL     Irish
A variation of Driscoll, from Irish Ó hEidirsceóil, meaning "descendant of the messenger".
ODSON     Medieval French
Means 'son of Odo', Odo meaning 'possessor of wealth' many French Dukes and Counts had the name Odo. ' From the nickname 'Oddy' or 'Hoddy'.
O'DUFFY     Irish
The name O'Duffy originates from the gaelic surname "O Dubhthaigh". Dubh meaning "Black" in Gaeilge. They claim descent from the ancient Heremon kings of Ireland. They descend from "Cahir Mor", the King of Leinster in the second century... [more]
Means "descendant of DUIBHUIDHIR". Duibhuidhir is a personal name composed of the elements dubh "dark, black" and odhar "sallow, tawny".
OEE     ? (Anglicized, ?)
OELTJENBRUNS     Dutch (Archaic)
Unexplained Dutch surname.
O'FARRELL     Irish
From Irish Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of FEARGHAL. This name is borne by several families in Ireland, in counties Longford, Tyrone, and Wicklow.
O'FEE     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiaich "descendant of FIACH".
OFEK     Hebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew, used both as a given name and a surname.
OFER     Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Ofer, means "fawn" in Hebrew.
OFFICER     English (Canadian), English (American, Rare)
Occupational name for the holder of any office, from Anglo-Norman French officer (an agent derivative of Old French office ‘duty’, ‘service’, Latin officium ‘service’, ‘task’).
OFFILL     Irish
Somebody with this name has a huuuuuuuuuge wiener. Like really big
OFFUTT     German
Possibly a respelling of German Auffahrt ‘ascension’.
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Flaherty.
ŌGA     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 淡河, 王賀 or 相賀 with 淡 (tan, awa.i) meaning "faint, fleeting, pale, thin," 河 (ka, kawa) meaning "river," 王 (ou, -nou) meaning "king, magnate, rule," 相 (shou, sou, ai-, ou) meaning "aspect, councillor, each other, inter-, minister of state, mutual, phase, physiognomy, together" and 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy."... [more]
O'GALVIN     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gealbháin, which means "descendant of the bright, fair one", derived from the Gaelic elements geal "bright" and ban "fair, white". A known bearer of the original form of the surname is Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, former signer of the Irish traditional music band Danú.
OGAMI     Japanese
This surname is used as 拝, 小上, 小神, 尾上, 尾神, 男神 with 拝 (hai,, meaning "adore, pray to, worship," 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small," 尾 (bi, o) meaning "end, tail," 男 (dan, nan, o, otoko) meaning "male," 上 (shan, shou, jou, a.gari, a.garu, a.geru, ue, -ue, uwa-, kami,, nobo.seru, nobo.ri,, meaning "above, up" and 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-) meaning "gods, mind, soul."
Ó GAOITHÍN     Irish
It literally means "Gaoithín’s descendant".
OGASAWARA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "plain of the small bamboo hat".
OGAWA     Japanese
Means "little river" in Japanese.
O'GAZ     ?
OGILVIE     Scottish, English
From the ancient Barony of Ogilvie in Angus, Northeast Scotland. The placename itself is derived from Pictish ocel, 'high' and fa, 'plain'.
OGILVY     Scottish, English
Variant of Ogilvie.
OGINSKIAI     Lithuanian
This indicates familial origin within the village of Uogintai.
Ó GNÍMH     Irish, Scottish
Means "Descendant of Gnímh".
Ó GRADAIGH     Irish
Gaelic form of O'GRADY.
O'GRADY     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gradaigh, meaning "descendant of Gradaigh." Gradaigh is a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word grada, "the illustrious one."
OGURA     Japanese
The kanji used is O ("Small") + Gura from Kura ("Storehouse"). Rie Ogura is an anime producer, she worked on KonoSuba.
OGURI     Japanese
The kanji in Shun Oguri's family name is made up of 小 (O) "Little" and Guri, a variation of 栗 (Kuri) meaning "Chestnut". He is an actor and film director.
Meaning unknown.
OH     Korean
Korean cognate of Wu.
OHANIAN     Armenian
Patronymic from the personal name Ohannes, Armenian equivalent of John.
O'HANLON     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnluain (see HANLON).
OHARA     Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
OHARA     Japanese
Ohara, おはら, 小原(small field) or 尾原(tail field).
O'HARRA     Irish
A variant of O'Hara.
It literally means "Artghal’s descendant".
OHASHI     Japanese
From a common habitational name meaning ‘large bridge’. Many bearers may be unrelated; some have Taira or Fujiwara connections. This surname is mostly found in central Japan.
OHAYASHI     Japanese
This is the less common variant of "Kobayashi" . Check Notes for the source.
OHAYON     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Means "son of Chayyim" from the Berber prefix ou- or au- meaning "son (of)" combined with the Hebrew given name Chayyim.
The surname ÓhEarcáin (Harkins) is derived from the Irish nickname of Erc or Earc meaning freckled. The diminutive of Erc or Earc is Ercáin or Earcáin. When the Irish alphabet added the aspirate “h” the name became hErcáin or hEarcáin with the hereditary surname prefixes Uí hErcáin, UahErcáin, ÓhEarcáin and (female)Ní Earcáin that was anglicized as Harkin, Harkan, or Harkins... [more]
Variation of Gaelic Ó Fearghail ‘descendant of Fearghal’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gal ‘valor’.
Proper form of Herlihy.
OHLSSON     Swedish
Variant of OLSSON.
ÖHMAN     Swedish
Variant of ÖMAN.
OHNMACHT     German
Means "powerlessness; helplessness; without power" in German. This was often used to describe someone very weak.
OHORI     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 堀 (hori) "moat."
ÖHRN     Swedish
Variant of ÖRN.
OHTANI     Japanese
Variant transcription of Ootani.
O'HURLEY     Irish
The name Hurley itslef come from the stick used in the game of Hurling, first played in Ireland. The name might have origanated due to a player of the game being dubbed hurley. O' would signify being a decendent of Hurley, thus O'Hurley.
OIANGUREN     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Elorrio or the one in the municipality of Askoitia.
OIARTZUN     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
OIBAR     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ÕIGE     Estonian
Õige is an Estonian surname meaning "true" or "accurate".
ÕIGEMEEL     Estonian
Õigemeel is an Estonian surname meaning "fair minded".
ÕIGLANE     Estonian
Õiglane is an Estonian surname meaning "equitable" and "fair-minded".
ÕISMAA     Estonian
Õismaa is an Estonian surname meaning "blossom land".
ÕISPUU     Estonian
Õispuu is an Estonian surname meaning "blossom/flower tree".
OJA     Estonian
From the Estonian word oja, meaning "creek".
OJAKÄÄR     Estonian
Ojakäär is an Estonian name meaning "runnel" or "rivulet edge".
OJALA     Finnish
From oja meaning ‘ditch’, ‘channel’ + the local suffix -la, a habitational name from any of the numerous farms so named throughout Finland, early settlement of the country having been concentrated along waterways... [more]
OJALA     Estonian
Ojala is an Estonian surname meaning meaning "ditch" or "channel area".
OJAMAA     Estonian
Ojamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "creek land".
OJDANIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Ojdan".
OKA     Finnish
Means "thorn" in Finnish.
OKA     Japanese
Usually written with one of the several characters meaning "hill" but other meanings (derived from a single character or many ones) also exist. Oka is also used as a part of other surnames, such as Fujioka.
OKA     Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
OKADA     Japanese
Meaning "rice paddy on the hill"; variously written. This is a common place name throughout Japan, but the surname is mostly found in western Japan. ... [more]
OKAMOTO     Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
OKAMURA     Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
OKANO     Japanese
From the Japanese 岡 (oka) "hill" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
OKAS     Estonian
Okas is an Estonian name meaning "thorn".
OKASHIMA     Japanese
岡 (Oka) means "Ridge, Hill" and 島 (Shima) means "Island".
OKAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 川 or 河 (kawa) "river."
OKAZAKI     Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, mound" combined with 崎 (saki) meaning "peninsula, cape".
O'KELLY     Irish
Variant of KELLY.
OKOCHI     Japanese
Variant transcription of Ookouchi.
OKOCIMSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Okocim.
OKOTA     Japanese (Rare)
This name is used to combine 興 (kou, kyou,, meaning "interest, pleasure," or 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small" with 古 (ko, furu.i, furu-, meaning "old" and 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field, rice paddy."
OKS     Estonian
Oks is an Estonian surname meaning "branch" or "bough".
OKSA     Finnish
Means "branch" in Finnish.
OKSANEN     Finnish
Derived from Finnish oksa "branch".
OKSMAA     Estonian
Oksmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "bough/branch land".
OKU     Japanese
Oku means "secluded","further out". Manami Oku is a J-pop singer.
OKUBO     Japanese
From a place name meaning ‘large hollow’, which is common in Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. This is a frequent surname in Japan and was taken by several samurai families, most notably the Ōkubo clan between 16th and 19th century Japan, and bearers today.
OKUDAIRA     Japanese (Rare)
Oku ("Secluded,Further Out") + Daira ("Peace"). Daira has the same kanji as Hira, also meaning peace.
OKUGAWA     Japanese
The same as Okukawa.
OKUKAWA     Japanese (Rare)
Oku means "interior,secluded,further out" and kawa means "river". Minako Okukawa is a fictional character from Yuri!!! On Ice and it's also the name of a company.
OKUMURA     Japanese
From Japanese 奥 (oku) meaning “inside” or “back, rear” combined with 村 (mura) meaning “village”.
OKUNO     Japanese
Oku means "Secluded, Further out" and No means "Field". A notable bearer is Kaya Okuno, who is a Japanese voice actress.
OKUYAMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 奥 (oku) "interior" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
OLABEAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Bilbo.
It literally means "Lachtnán’s descendant".
OLAETXEA     Basque
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous tower house in the municipality of Legazpi.
OLAF     Norwegian
From the name Olaf.
OLAFSEN     Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Means "son of OLAF".
ÓLAFSSON     Icelandic
Patronymic of the given Ólafur. This surname is given to their sons.
OLAGARAIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Etxalar.
OLAGUE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Anue.
OLAH     Hungarian
Oláh (Olah) is a Hungarian surname that means Vlach/Romanian. A similar word is Olasz, meaning "Italian".Hungarian (Oláh): ethnic name from Hungarian oláh ‘Romanian’, old form volách, from vlach ‘Italian’, ‘speaker of a Romance language’.
OLANO     Basque
Province of Araba, so named from ola 'forge', 'ironworks' + the diminutive suffix -no.
OLARI     Estonian
Olari is an Estonian surname; taken from the masculine given name "Olari".
OLATUNJI     Yoruba
"Olatunji" is a Yoruba surname and a given name meaning "Wealth awakes again".
OLAUSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Olaus".
OLD     English
From Middle English old, not necessarily implying old age, but rather used to distinguish an older from a younger bearer of the same personal name.
OLE     Estonian
Ole is an Estonian surname meaning "exist" or "entity".
ÕLEKÕRS     Estonian
Õlekõrs is an Estonian surname meaning "straw".
O'LENNON     Irish
Original form of Lennon. Probably a variant of O'Leannain (from a by-name meaning "lover"), but may also be derived from O'Lonain (from lon, "blackbird").
Strictly feminine patronymic of Ole.
OLESK     Estonian
Olesk is an Estonian surname meaning to "stay".
OLEVIAN     German (Latinized)
Olevian is a latinised word meaning "from Olewig" (a town today incorporated into Trier, Germany). ... [more]
OLIN     English, Dutch
English or Dutch name meaning either "from a low lying area" or from the word Hollander meaning "one from the Netherlands" a country well known for a low lying landscape.
OLIN     Swedish
Combination of the unexplained element o-/oh- and the common surname suffix -lin. A notable bearer is Swedish actress Lena Olin (b. 1955).
Ó LIONÁIN     Irish
It literally means "Lonán’s descendant".
OLIPHANT     English
Means "elephant" (from Middle English, Old French and Middle High German olifant "elephant"), perhaps used as a nickname for a large cumbersome person, or denoting someone who lived in a building distinguished by the sign of an elephant.
OLIVEIRA     Portuguese
Means "olive tree" in Portuguese.
OLIVERAS     Catalan
Catalan: variant spelling of the topographic name Oliveres, from the plural of olivera ‘olive tree’, or a habitational name from Las Oliveras in Murcia province.
OLIVIA     American (English)
From the given name of Olivia
OLIYNYK     Ukrainian
From the Ukrainian word олія meaning "Oil".
OLLIS     English
Unexplained surname found in records of Bristol and Bath.
OLLOKI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Esteribar.
OLLOQUI     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Olloki.
OLLSON     English
Variant of Olsson or Olsen.
OLMSTEAD     English (British)
Comes from the Old French ermite "hermit" and Old English stede "place".... [more]
O'LONAIN     Irish
Derived from lon ("blackbird") and a diminutive combined with O ("grandson; male descendant").
OLSZAŃSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Olszany or Olszanica, named with Polish olsza meaning "alder".
OLUFSEN     Danish
Patronymic form of the Old Norse personal name "Anleifr", or "Oluf", which is composed of the elements "ans", god and "leifr", a relic.
ÖLUND     Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and lund "groove".
Ó MACÁIN     Irish
Means "descendant of MAICÍN".
O'MAHER     Irish (Rare)
This name comes from the Irish surname 'Meachair' which means hospitality. ... [more]
Ó MAICÍN     Irish
Means "descendant of MAICÍN".
Meaning, ‘descendant of Maoléidigh’, a byname composed of the elements maol ‘chief’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.
OMAR     Arabic, Somali, African, Malaysian, Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Muslim
From the Arabic given name Omar.
O'MARA     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meadhra "descendant of Meadhair" a personal name derived from meadhair "mirth".
OMAROV     Kazakh, Dagestani, Avar, Dargin, Azerbaijani, Turkmen
Variant transcription of Umarov.
O'MARR     Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
This surname originated from the name 'Maher'. The O' means 'grandson of'. ... [more]
OMERBAŠIĆ     Bosnian
Derived from Omer.
Derived from Omer and beg, a title of Turko-Mongol origin meaning ''chief'' or ''commander''.
Meaning ‘descendant of Miadhach’, a byname meaning ‘honorable’.
O'MILLIGAN     Irish
Form of Milligan.
OMORI     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 森 (mori) "forest," "woods."
It literally mean’s "Munsterman’s descendant".
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of MAOLFÁBHAIL".
OMURA     Japanese
O means "Big, Huge, Great" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village". A notable bearer would be Masujiro Omura. He was a theorist and leader in the military.
OMURALIEV     Kyrgyz
From the name Omur (the Kyrgyz form of Umar) or the Kyrgyz word өмүр (ömür) meaning "life, breath" combined with the name Ali (1).
ONAI     Shona
Onai means "See, observe". #It is a name that calls the hearer to see or observe that which happened".
ONASIS     Greek
From Turkish oynas which means "Lover".
O'NEIL     Irish
Variant of O'Neal.
ONG     Chinese
The Ong family name is originated from Fujian Province, China. Fujian Province dialect is commonly known as Hok Kian or Min Nan Hua in Mandarin Chinese.... [more]
ONGAI     Shona
It is a form of the Shona name Vongai.
ONISHI     Japanese
O means "Big, Great" and Nishi means "West".
ÕNNIS     Estonian
Õnnis is an Estonian surname meaning "blessed".
ŌNO     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (oo) "big" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
ONO     Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
ONOUE     Japanese
From the Japanese 尾 (o) "tail" and 上 (ue) "above" (the possessive particle ノ (no) is not always written down but is always included when the name is spoken aloud).
ONYILOGWU     Nigerian (Rare), Igbo (Rare)
Possibly means "he who is invulnerable to dark magic" in Igbo.
ÖÖBIK     Estonian
Ööbik is an Estonian surname meaning "nightingale".
OOGAMI     Japanese
From Japanese 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) meaning "large, great", 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-) meaning "god, deity", 上 (shan, shou, jou, a.gari, a.garu, a.geru, ue, -ue, uwa-, kami,, nobo.seru, nobo.ri,, meaning "above, up", 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy" and 美 (bi, mi, utsuku.shii) meaning "beauty, beautiful".
OOKOUCHI     Japanese
From Japanese 大 (oo) meaning "big", 河 (kou) meaning "river" and 内 (chi) meaning "inside".
Oosterhuis is a Dutch surname meaning "eastern house".
OOSTHUIZEN     South African
Came from a village in the Dutch province of North Holland.
OOSTWAL     Dutch
From the Dutch words oost meaning "East" and wal meaning "shore" or "bank".
OOTANI     Japanese
From Japanese 大 (oo) meaning "big" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
OOTONO     Japanese (Rare)
Oo means "Big, Great, Large, Huge",etc. and tono is a very respectful honorific that is outdated and literally means "Lord" in Japanese. Regardless of how archaic it sounds, this last name is still used by families in Japan, even though it rarely ever occurs.
OPALIŃSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Opalenica, Nowy Tomyśl County.
OPEL     German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
OPHEL     English
19th century name from the Cambridgeshire area. Probably derived from Oldfield. Variants include Opheld, Oful and Offel.... [more]
OPIE     English
From the medieval personal name Oppy or Obby, pet-forms of such names as Osbert and Osbold. John Opie (1761-1807) was a British portrait and history painter; other bearers of this surname include Peter Opie (1918-82), and his wife Iona Opie (née Archibald; 1923-), British authors and folklorists.
ÖPIK     Estonian
Öpik is an Estonian surname meaning "textbook" or "manual".
OPP     German
Generally considered a (very) contracted form of given names that contained the Old High German element od "fortune; wealth" (or a variant thereof) and a second element that began with or contained the letter B, for example Audobald.
OPPARA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting an agricultural occupation.
OPPEGÅRD     Norwegian
Habitational name meaning "upper farm". Derived from Old Norse uppi "upper" and garðr "farm, yard". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway. ... [more]
O'PREY     Irish
From the Irish Gaelic Á Preith or Ó Preith meaning "of the cattle spoil".
ʻŌPŪNUI     Hawaiian
From the given name ʻŌpūnui.
ORA     Albanian (Modern, Rare), Various
Means "time" in Albanian. A famous bearer is British singer Rita Ora (b. 1990).
ORAKZAI     Pashto, Pakistani
Means "lost son" in Pashto; a combination of wrak meaning "lost" and زوی (zoy) meaning "son". The Orakzai (or Aurakzai) are a Pashtun tribe from the Orakzai Agency and North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.
ORANGE     Medieval English, Medieval French, English
Derived from the medieval female name, or directly from the French place name. First used with the modern spelling in the 17th century, apparently due to William, Prince of Orange, who later became William III... [more]
ORANJE     Dutch
means "orange" in Dutch, in reference to the Dutch Royal Family
ORAV     Estonian
Orav is an Estonian surname meaning "squirrel".
Means "son of Orazgeldi" in Turkmen.
ORAZOW     Turkmen
Means "son of Oraz".
ORBISON     English
From a village in Lincolnshire, England originally called Orby and later Orreby that is derived from a Scandinavian personal name Orri- and the Scandinavian place element -by which means "a farmstead or small settlement."
ORCHARD     English, Scottish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by an orchard, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower, from Middle English orchard.... [more]
ORCUTT     English
Perhaps a much altered spelling of Scottish Urquhart used predominantly in Staffordshire, England.
ORCZY     Hungarian
Was the surname of a family of Hungarian nobility (including Baroness Emmuska Orczy, author of *The Scarlet Pimpernel*) originating from the village Orczi (now called Orci).
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